Leaving Grundarfjörður, this tour takes you through several tranquil and small fishing villages that hug the dramatic coastline. The first highlight is the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull, made popular by the French writer Jules Verne in his classic novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. It is one of the country’s many interesting geological features, in addition to other prominent mountains and volcanoes in this area. Arriving at Djúpalónssandur beach you can take a short and refreshing walk on the pebbled beach by the Atlantic Ocean. On the shore you will see some strange rock formations, some of which were used to determine the manliness of the fishermen in the past. If you feel like impressing the rest of the group, you have a chance to test your own strength on four of them, weighing from 23 kilograms to 154 kilograms. During the trip your guide will tell you several stories that are connected to this area, adding to its aura of mystery.
Black lava and sandy beaches
Driving past the dramatic cliffs of Lóndrangar you will sense the magnificent power of nature before arriving in Hellnar. This used to be a major port and its function can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Stop by the visitor centre to enjoy some of its beautiful surroundings. The Arnarstapi village offers an idyllic setting, several interesting lava formations and an abundance of birdlife during the summer months. Búðir is famed for its beautiful surroundings of black lava and as a contrast, one of the few beaches in Iceland with yellow sand. When exploring the area we recommend a visit to the Búðakirkja church before we head back to Grundarfjörður.